At first I thought that this mosque was the famous Shafi Mosque, but have since learned that it isn't (unfortunately). It had an interesting square minaret, and for that I decided to add it to my list of sights.
I always miss going to the downtown,though I live like more than 40 minutes drive away from it,,but I MUST go there in the time of the holy month of Ramadan.
Many street vendors are set at that time to sell
candies and sweets waiting for people to celebrate the ending of the holy month with the Eid festival.
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Al Balad means Downtown ;-)
This is what you will see when you are about to land in Jeddah(if your flight arrives at night).
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